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Executive Committee

1. Cynthia Carroll

See The Board for biographical details.

2. René Médori

See The Board for biographical details.

3. Russell King

BA Hons
51, has held a variety of business and functional responsibilities in the UK and Australia with ICI PLC. From 1997 to 2000 he was managing director of Orica Consumer Products. He joined Anglo American in July 2001 as executive vice president, Group human resources and business development, and became chief strategy officer in April 2008. He is also a non-executive director of Aggreko plc.

4. Philip Baum

BCom, LLB, Higher Dip Tax Law
54, is chief executive of Anglo Ferrous Metals. He joined the Group in 1979 and has held a variety of positions including CEO Anglo American Zimbabwe from 1996 to 2001, acting CEO of Anglo American South Africa from 2006 to 2008 and first head of what is now Anglo Zimele. He is a director of Kumba Iron Ore, Anglo Ferrous Brazil, Samancor Manganese, Exxaro, Tongaat-Hulett and Hulamin.

5. Ian Cockerill

BSc (Geology) MSc (Mining)
54, is chief executive of Anglo Coal. From 1996 to 1999 Ian was executive officer, business development for AngloGold. In 1999, he was appointed managing director of Gold Fields Limited and in 2002, CEO of that company, until April 2008 when he joined Anglo Coal as chief executive.

6. Kuseni D Dlamini

Bachelor of Social Science (Honours), MPhil
41, is head of Anglo American South Africa. From December 2005 to June 2008 he was executive chairman of Richards Bay Coal Terminal Company Limited. Kuseni previously held a number of senior management positions at the operations in South Africa and the London offices of De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited, and at AngloGold Ashanti’s corporate office in Johannesburg.

7. Brian Beamish

BSc (Mechanical Engineering)
52, is chief executive of Anglo Base Metals. From 1995 to 1999 he was executive director, operations at Anglo Platinum. He transferred to Anglo Base Metals in January 2000 and was chief operating officer from April 2005 until April 2007 when he became chief executive.

8. Mervyn Walker

49, is Group head of human resources. A solicitor by profession, he joined Anglo American in September 2008 from the Mondi Group, where he was Group human resources and legal director. He had previously spent 19 years with British Airways, holding a variety of senior positions, including director for people. He is non-executive chairman of AMEC plc’s pension schemes.

9. David Weston

MBA, BSc (Eng)
50, is chief executive of Anglo Industrial Minerals. He spent 25 years with Shell and was president, Shell Canada Products, before joining the Anglo American Group in 2006.

10. Neville Nicolau

BTech (Mining Engineering), MBA
49, appointed chief executive of Anglo Platinum in June 2008. He joined the Group in January 1979, working in the Gold and Uranium Division at different managerial levels in all the major operating areas in South Africa. In 2000 and 2001 he was the technical director of AngloGold’s South American operations, based in Brazil. He became chief operating officer (Africa) of AngloGold Ashanti in May 2004.

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